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Fryer won't cut off when temperture has been reached, as set by thermostat.

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They do cut off but the light just says on

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Fryer cut off but pilot stays on


You could have a weak pilot or thermopile. If the thermopile is not heated correctly by the pilot, it cannot generate enough millivolts to open the gas valve. The same is true if the thermopile is faulty. Thermopiles consist of several junctions of which only some may go bad causing low millivolt output. Millivolt output with the thermostat off and pilot lit should be around 600 millivolt, you can check with a DC multimeter set on MV across the two wires coming from the thermopile. Remember, the thermopile has to be heated by the pilot thoroughly before you will get the full millivolt reading and the thermostat must be off. Cleaning the pilot assembly is often helpful, thermopiles are inexpensive and relatively easy to change. Of course, other problems can cause this issue as well, but the above are most common.

Mar 28, 2014 | Imperial Deep Fryers

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I start the pilot up... burners go on but once it reaches temperature the burners shut off and dont start up again????/ what could be the proble


Hi there.
Check the thermostat, it may have a mechanical defect (not closing contacts once it reaches the cut-in temperature).
If the pilot flame goes out with the burner flame once the ste temp is reached, your fryer may have problem with the hi-limit (premature tripping).
Regards.

Dec 01, 2013 | Imperial Deep Fryers

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WHEN FRYER HEATS UP THEN IS LOADED TEMP SEEMS TO FALL AND HAS TO BE RESET


If you manually reset by pressing overtemp thermostat, then check your operating thermostat.. maybe over heating.. if so replace thermostat.. if pilot cuts out completely prematurely without reaching set temp then replace overtemp cut out thermostat as it is faulty.
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Mar 22, 2012 | Pitco Frialator SG14 Deep Fryer

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Can i disconnect the hi-limit switch and still use fryer?


You will not be able to use the fryer if you disconnect the hi limit. Never attempt to put jumper wire across the hi limit terminal because hi limit on fryers or any equipment is the safety device that will cut off burner flame or heater electrical supply when oil temp reaches 450F in case the thermostat or any part malfunction and If your hi limit is defective, you have to replace it so that you can use the fryer again.

May 29, 2011 | Pitco Frialator 35CS Deep Fryer

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Fryer overflows often, turned thermostat down from 350 to approx 340 but food does not cook then. could the thermostat be bad? 10 degrees should not make that much difference.


Does the fryer have a" temperature reached light"? If so switch the fryer on and with the thermostat dial starting at its lowest setting increase the temperature setting in small increments. When the light indicates temperature reached, increase the thermostat dial temperature. Continue until maximum temperature reached.

If (starting from cold) the temerature reached light only shows when high up on the thermostats temperature scale, then unfortunately the thermostat needs replacing.

Hope this helps.

Mar 04, 2011 | Dean D50G-C Deep Fryer

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Fryer does not shut off when temp .is reached


I assume it is a gas model. There are 2 thermostats. One is adjustable, you set your temp, it sounds like it has gone bad.. The second thermostat is the high limit thermostat. When it reaches 450 degrees F, it will shut down the pilot and main flame to prevent a grease fire. It may be possible that someone has hooked the thermostat up wrong. Next time you fire it up, disconnect one of the thermostat wires that has the temperature knob. If the flame goes out, the thermostat is bad,

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High limit kicks out fryer and pilot light can


Since you've mention the pilot light goes out at 400 degree F, then we are talking a gas Deep Fryer. The deepfryer usually use at 350 degree F for chips or else. Because the oil will start breaking down its quantity of frying very quickly over that temperature. Most people set at 350 degree F. Now we comes back to your problem, First you should have a deep fryer thermometer they espcially made for deep fryer, (You only mention 400 or better ) that make me think you're only guessing. Knowing the temperature is very important, most Hi limit is set at 420 degree F.
To me it seen the Hi Ltd control is working and that is why it cutting out the pilot when it reach its limit but we don't know what temperature that when the hi limit cutting out at.
When you have a thermometer, put it in the cold oil and turn the temperature to 100 degree F to see what the temperature control cutting out at. slowly increase your setting until it cutting out at 350 degree F . If you set at 250 degree F and the thermometer already reaching 350 degreen F then don't go any further , your temperature control is defective and need to be change a new one.
This is only the first step, you still have to check out the Hi ltd control to see how good its condition is,so far your information say it cutting out at 400 or better. But you've to be sure, because it is a safety control. Hope that will help you , God Bless.

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Fryer promblems


This is caused by a failing coil on the gas valve. You should replace the gas valve.

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Not turning on


Sounds like you have a bad t-stat. You could take a reading through it when you turn the temp up to see if it is operating.

Apr 03, 2008 | Pitco Frialator SG14 Deep Fryer

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